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Grasshopper Pie #ChristmasWeek & Giveaway


Grasshopper Pie 4

Grasshopper Pie – A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”.  I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have.  So many great bloggers, and so many great recipes!  And to top it off today we have an amazing Giveaway for you!

This pie is a Christmas tradition on my husbands side of the family.  It has quickly become the thing I look forward to most with desserts at my in-laws over Christmas.  It is the classic mint and chocolate combination that I love this time of year.  It is also super light, that you always have room for it, even after a large meal.  And a bonus, there is no baking involved!

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling.

My son enjoys this pie as well.  That wasn’t always the case though.  When he was a little younger we would joke that there was real grasshoppers in there, and that was why it was green.  He played it off like he didn’t believe us, but still wouldn’t touch the pie.  Now his smart 7 year old self knows better, and made sure he had a good sized slice when we had it for our early Christmas this year.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

Christmas Apple Pie from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fried Pies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Angel Pie from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie from Anuradha of Baker Street

Cheese Danish Pie from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Bakewell Tarts from Isabelle of Crumb

Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cranberry Fritters from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie

Cinnamon Pecan Crescent Rolls from Ramona of Curry and Comfort

Banketstaaf (Dutch Christmas Log) from Heather of Girlichef

Eggnog and Cranberry Christmas Braid from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Raspberry Galette from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

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Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies #ChristmasWeek #ChocolateParty


Chocolate Mint Cookies 2


Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Each day we will be celebrating a new holiday baking theme where each blogger makes a dish they love. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday December 3rd and ending Friday December 7th.

Today also happens to be the December #ChocolateParty, where our themed ingredient was peppermint/mint.  Considering chocolate and mint are my favorite combination this time of year, this was easy for me!

I can’t even tell you how good these cookies were.  I took them into my son’s school for the teachers, and I had an email right away asking when I was posting the recipe.  I made these over a month ago, so I had to send the recipe ahead of time.  These were that good, they couldn’t wait.  Pudding is magic in cookies, I have said that before.  But it still makes me happy every time I use it :)  They are just so soft and chewy, even days later!

I made a similar cookie last year using Andes Mints, but this time I used the baking bits.  The bits are perfect, you get a little mint in each bite.  If you can’t find the bits, you could just chop up a the regular sized mints.  That might even be better, because then you get bigger chunks :)  If you are a fan of chocolate and mint, trust me when I say you HAVE to try these!

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